Archer Capital Pty Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Archer Capital Pty’s most common sectors for investment are retail (11%) and food (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (59%) and divestiture (16%). In total, Archer Capital Pty has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired SULO Group for $590M.

In the last 3 years, Archer Capital Pty has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Archer Capital Pty’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold SULO Group for $1.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity65
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity26
  • Total Sectors Invested 26
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 6

Archer Capital Pty Ltd

Suite 7 Pier 2/3, 13 Hickson Road,
Dawes Point, NSW 2000
Australia
+61 2 8243 3333
www.archercapital.com.au
admin@archercapital.com.au

Archer Capital is an independent private equity firm that targets buyout opportunities in Australia and New Zealand. Archer looks for growth companies with strong market positions. Archer prefers majority investment positions. The Firm will not invest in real estate or businesses with unproven technology. Archer Capital was formed in 1997 and is based in Dawes Point, Australia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Healthcare Services, Medical Products

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 75 -
Enterprise Value 150 700
values in millions of AUD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 39 - - - - - 39
vol $2.4B $2.4B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 23 1 - 1 1 - 26
vol $4.3B $4.3B
  65

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
New Zealand Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 2020-08-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Palmerston North, New Zealand · www.nzp.co.nz
Craveable Brands 2019-07-12 - Secondary Buyout
Chatswood, Australia · www.craveablebrands.com
Aerocare Flight Support 2017-11-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Newstead, Australia · www.aerocare.com.au
New Zealand Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 2016-04-01 - Secondary Buyout
Palmerston North, New Zealand · www.nzp.co.nz
Healthe Care 2015-12-07 668M AUD Add-on Acquisition
Mascot NSW, Australia · www.healthecare.com.au
Aspire2 Group Ltd. 2015-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Auckland, New Zealand · www.aspire2.co.nz
Autopact Pty Ltd 2015-01-01 - Venture
Maroochydore, Australia · www.autopact.com.au
Aero-Care Pty Ltd. 2014-07-01 - Secondary Buyout
Brisbane Airport, Australia · www.aerocare.com.au
Aerocare Flight Support 2014-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Newstead, Australia · www.aerocare.com.au
Keycorp Pty Ltd. 2014-05-01 - Trade Sale
Fairfield, VIC, Australia · www.keycorp.net
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail - - 4 (10%) 320M (13%)
Food - - 4 (10%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (33%) - 3 (8%) 240M (10%)
Automotive 1 (33%) - 3 (8%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (5%) 96M (4%)
Aerospace - - 2 (5%) -
Distribution - - 2 (5%) -
Environmental - - 1 (3%) 590M (24%)
Life Science - - 1 (3%) 349M (14%)
Software - - 1 (3%) 272M (11%)
Leisure - - 1 (3%) 213M (9%)
Plastics - - 1 (3%) 128M (5%)
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) 117M (5%)
Forest Products - - 1 (3%) 50M (2%)
Publishing - - 1 (3%) 36M (1%)
Electronics - - 1 (3%) 7M (< 1%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) -
Beverages - - 1 (3%) -
Business Services - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (33%) - 1 (3%) -
Education - - 1 (3%) -
Insurance - - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Total 3 - 39 $2.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia 3 (100%) - 33 (87%) 2.2B (91%)
New Zealand - - 5 (13%) 213M (9%)
Domestic 3 (100%) - 33 (87%) 2.2B (91%)
Cross-border - - 5 (13%) 213M (9%)
Total 3 - 38 $2.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (67%) - 23 (59%) 1.7B (69%)
Divestiture - - 6 (15%) 385M (16%)
Secondary Buyout - - 5 (13%) 357M (15%)
Growth Capital - - 2 (5%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Venture 1 (33%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 3 - 39 $2.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 10 (38%) 1.9B (44%)
Secondary Sale 7 (27%) 854M (20%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (15%) 1.6B (36%)
IPO 3 (12%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Total 26 $4.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
3
Morgan Stanley
3
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Herbert Smith Freehills
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $2.2B
< $100M 4 $188M
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest SULO Group
$590M (2004-01-22)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.6B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.5B
< $100M 2 $124M
TOTAL $4.3B
Largest SULO Group
$1.6B (2007-04-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
5 (13%)
Strategic(s)
15%
6 (15%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
23%
6 (23%)
Strategic(s)
54%
14 (54%)

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